Charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Gabon

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Gabonese power outlet with Type B USB cable and a Type C Europlug power charger.

Gabonese power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.When going to travel to Gabon these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, with the Gabonese using Europlugs for power outlets. Most power changes depending on which area you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Gabon from another country make sure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Gabonese city such as Libreville we also suggest reading the Wikipedia page about Gabon [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Gabonese power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Gabon

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Gabon?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Gabon.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Gabon?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Gabon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Gabon we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Gabon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Gabon.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Gabon?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Gabonese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Gabonese power outlet with Type B USB cable and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Gabonese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your 7 inch Kindle Fire lasts roughly 8 to 9 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Gabonese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabon - Wikipedia page about Gabon
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201009560&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters